South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

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There are so many deserving non-profit organizations in and around Lubbock.

SPWRC, Inc. was founded in 1988, and for our first 19 years, we had no salaried help - all the work for wildlife - 365 days a year - was undertaken by volunteers. 

(Now we still only have one salaried employee and two part-time employees).

We are still going strong - almost 33 years later - thanks to generous community support and funds we receive from donations when animals are brought to us for care, newsletter subscriptions, special events, environmental education programs, grants and gifts.

Even though we must have state and federal permits to rehabilitate and care for wildlife, 

we receive NO funding whatsoever from either regulatory agency.

Your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. 

SPWRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Please help us help them on Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

We thank you!

South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc. is an IRS determined 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility that cares for orphaned, injured, ill and displaced wild animals with the ultimate goal of returning wildlife back to its natural habitat whenever possible.

SPWRC holds state and federal permits, but receives NO funding 

whatsoever from either regulatory agency.

SPWRC operations are maintained through donations, gifts, grants, environmental educational programs, newsletter subscriptions, tributes, fundraising and other special events.  Donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. 

The Wildlife Center does not take domestic pets (Cats/kittens, dogs/puppies, pet parrots, rabbits, etc.) 

This link provides a list of Lubbock Area Animal Rescues that work with domestic pets.  

All the squirrel cages at the Wildlife Center got pumpkins - a treat for 

our little furry friends!

This photo is from their Facebook page

Follow us there and catch "Wildlife Friday" on KLBK-TV on Fridays 

on the noon news following the weather forecast. 

This programming has been going on for about 15 years and airs weekly unless preempted 

by a news or sporting event.

     Four of our five Barn Owl eggs have hatched as of November 3rd. 

The wild Barn owls that live in the cupola on top of the Center's barn laid a second clutch. So far 4 of the 5 eggs have hatched. The webcam that is set up in the cupola is  up and running for all those those that are interested in watching the live stream on our YouTube channel.


    Barn owl eggs always hatch asynchronously, meaning they don’t all hatch at the same time. Mom starts incubating as soon as an egg is laid, so the oldest in the clutch may be a month or so older than the youngest chick. Given the owlets’ voracious appetites, this means the parents’ feeding workload is spread out over weeks, and not concentrated into one short period.

One more way you can help support the work we do at the Wildlife Center!

Our tee shirts are available for $18.00 each.  
We have youth and adult sizes available.

How can SPWRC help you?

Where you located and what are your hours?

SPWRC is on Indiana Avenue at 95th Street behind the 80 ft. wall with a wildlife mural. Our official address is 3308 95th Street Lubbock, TX 79423. The Wildlife Drop-Off building in our driveway is open 24 hours a day. 

Volunteers and staff are on site seven days a week during daylight hours only.

Where do I go if I bring you an animal?

There is a white building in the parking lot where all animals check in.  Please fill out an admission slip with information about the animal and you (its rescuer) for our records. 

During daylight hours, a buzzer will sound and someone will come out to meet you (Summer Staff hours – 8 am to 8 pm). 

Weekends and after hours – fill out the admission slip and leave the animal in a box or in one of the cages. Staff checks the building every morning and periodically throughout the day.

Please do NOT enter the main property (past the wooden fence) or go to the house at the front of the property. 

The Animal Drop-Off Building (pictured) is the point of entry for all animals admitted to SPWRC.

What should I do if I find a:

How can I make a donation of supplies?  Take a look at our Wish List of needed supplies.

  • You may purchase items locally and bring to our Animal Drop-Off Building (95th & Indiana)
  • Or use SPWRC Amazon Wish List – order from Amazon and have it delivered to us

How can I make a monetary donation?

  • Mail checks to SPWRC, Inc. and send to 3308 95th Street, Lubbock TX 79423
  • Through PayPal – our email for PayPal is or use this link to PayPal
  • Charitable donation through AmazonSmile as you shop. Sign up at
  • Start a Facebook Fundraiser that will benefit SPWRC

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.  South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility. 

How can I be a volunteer at SPWRC? Forms and Information available HERE

  • Adult Volunteers (age 18 and above)
  • Junior Volunteers (age 12 to 17) during the summer months

Can I visit SPWRC and see your animals?

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is not open to the public except during our Open House events. 

The animals are recuperating and need rest and quiet.

Our next Open House will be sometime in spring.  Details will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Can I schedule an environmental educational program for a group?

Programs are done for a fee. Funds raised support our operating and general expenses. 

SPWRC receives no funding from federal or state agencies. Contact Gail Barnes at 799-2142 for more information.

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